What is the role of lesioning surgery in the treatment of tardive dyskinesia (TD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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A few single case reports suggested that lesioning surgery, such as pallidotomy or thalamotomy, may have some efficacy in this context. [56] A greater number of series have evaluated the application of deep brain stimulation to the internal globus pallidus, and all reported notable improvements of motor symptoms without major psychiatric side effects.

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